Sending flowers to a new mom?

@sedel1027 (17854)
United States
July 3, 2007 12:30pm CST
My SIL is about to give birth any minute per my FIL. They are out of state and we want to send her something. Whatever we send has to go to the hospital because they don't have a permanent address right now (my SIL lives w/my FIL & his family; he just got a new job so they sold the house. my SIL, step-MIL and her kids have been staying in a hotel so that my SIL didn't have to move to a new state 9 months pregnant & find a new Dr, my FIL has already moved and is trying to find a new house - yes it is crazy, but typical for my in-laws). So I have been online trying to find something cute that I can get there today or tomorrow morning. As I am looking around, I am now wondering if that is even ok to do since they aren't going "home" once she gets out (last I heard, they are going back to the hotel to stay until a new house is purchased - what a nightmare!). Should I just wait and send her something when they move into their new home?
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@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
3 Jul 07
It is always nice to recieve something at the hospital. Flowers a pretty to look at when you are in the drab hospital! I would say go ahead and send her some! I am sure she'd appreciate it! =)
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@creematee (2810)
• United States
3 Jul 07
I would send a small bouquet of flowers to her in the hosiptal. flowers are always nice to recieve. Then, when they find their "place" to be, you can send another gift if you wish. There really is no etiquette on that, I think. :) BEsides, it's one less thing they'll have to move when they get their real home. Best wishes to your SIL! :)
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@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
3 Jul 07
Thanks. I think I am going to try to get something sent to her tomorrow morning and when they move into the new house send a care package of essentials.
@creematee (2810)
• United States
3 Jul 07
She'll love knowing that you are thinking about her. Congrats on being a new Auntie!
• United States
3 Jul 07
I would prefer something mailed to the hotel. It would be less to carry going home. It would also be nice to get there and have something to open. It would be even better to find something she may be needing like diapers and wipes. That you can have shipped from and store even walmart.com :)
@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
3 Jul 07
I need to find out how long they are going to be at the hotel. I have a feeling that it won't be very long. I am sure - knowing my FIL - they are going to try to finalize the move from NH to MD this weekend.
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• United States
5 Jul 07
Yes that would be the better thing to do. What did she have? Congrats to the family. :)
@RobinJ (2501)
• Canada
6 Jul 07
Flowers are a nice thought, but she will not be in the hospital that long, some only stay for 8 hours , I would send her a gift certificate or gift card from a store that she will have access to once she has found a permanent home. as well that way she can get the baby something that he/she will need in the coming months, Flowers delivered to the hospital will cost you at least 40-50 dollars a gift card will do wonders and will be remembered.
@Sailor (1161)
• United States
5 Jul 07
I understanding wanting to send the flowers, but you should probably send a card and then save the money you would have spent on flowers for something they would really need. Hopefully they will understand.
@bambi_doe (566)
• United States
4 Jul 07
Believe or not but you are not alone in this one. Me too!! What I decided to do is I gave her a call and explain that when she finds a new home I personally will come over and decorate the babies bedroom any way she would like it as well as help move her stuff and do the new home decorating with her. She was excited when she heard the news and is now looking forward to finding a new place be it an apartment or home. She did say that she was worried about having help with this part of her life. So that is what I would do for her. hugs and good luck
@homecafe (24)
• Philippines
4 Jul 07
heloo there I think its better to give her something now especially now that she is a new mom, she needs alot of these things from her friends or family members. Especially the support and the prayers. Remember always is not the quantity that we are looking for its always the thought that counts always have a nice day!!:)
@amnher (292)
• Philippines
4 Jul 07
Yeah sending flowers to mom will boost up their emotions. thats why its a good idea to giv it and a card also will do
@meljessxena (2317)
• Australia
4 Jul 07
if i was you, you could send her a teddy bear or flowers, but you should find out her favourites or if certain ones she doesnt like, and maybe a card saying congrats for the baby etc, or even box chocolates. a gift while she in hospital sounds lovely, if you could maybe even something for the baby.
• United States
3 Jul 07
It is not a good idea to send flowers to a new mother and baby. The fragrance and pollen often causes allergy reactions and sneezing in newborns. Send a basket with baby items instead. But I would wait until they actually have someplace to take it.